Welcome to the web site of the Parish of Essendine, a village of some 365 people on the eastern edge of Rutland. The Parish forms part of the Ryhall and Casterton Ward of Rutland County Council and is represented on the County Council by two County Councillors, Richard Coleman and David Wilby.

The Parish Council consists of a Chairman and five Councillors who meet in Essendine Village Hall. The date and the agenda for the meeting is posted on the notice board and on the meetings calendar on this web site 3 clear days before the meeting date.

As an elected body we are responsible to you, the people we represent. Attending a council meeting is the best way to find out what we do. Look in the Meetings Calendar to find dates for our public meetings.

Where do we get our money from?

Each year a sum of money called a 'precept' is collected through your council tax. This money is used by the Parish Council to improve facilities and services for local people.

Other details

If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us.

During the current COVID19 outbreak the Parish Council will be using the website to communicate information to Essendine residents and the site will be updated. Please keep an eye on the News Page where up-to-date information will be posted. Please note only the three latest items of news appear on this Home Page.

Please take particular note of details concerning the Community Volunteer Scheme for collecting shopping and medicines for residents unable to leave their homes.

Latest News

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Posted: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 08:54 by Sarah Gresty


LEAP is back in action!


Firstly, we'd like to say how excited we are to be back up and running and working with you all again!

LEAP kicks off again Monday 12th July and will run until the end of March 2022.

July and August we are doing advice calls and short visits – and our full home visits are expected to start in September.

How we can help:

-Switching Advice and support with supplier issues More »

-Referrals for funding for Cavity Wall and Loft Insulation

-Referrals for funded First Time Central Heating

-Free easy measures such as light bulbs, energy saving plugs, draught proofing and lots more!

-Income Maximisation call for debt advice and benefits check

Please start referring into LEAP again now. Our contact centre is ready and waiting!

We cover Peterborough, Rutland, Fenland and South Cambridgeshire. To refer residents into our service:

Email: emma.deaton@greenenergyswitch.co.uk

Online application: Apply – LEAP – The energy and money saving service (applyforleap.org.uk)

Free phone 0800 060 7567

Kind regards,

Emma Deaton

Project Support Officer

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Posted: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 12:42 by Sarah Gresty

Home Instead

our local Home Instead office here in Rutland are now excited to announce our new local partnership with Rutland Garden Village to host our successful Friendship Lunch event at their new Garden Village Café.

Our Home Instead Friendship Lunches have brought a spirit of companionship and helped to reduce loneliness and social isolation to many since 2018, so it is with enormous excitement that we can now offer a Friendship Lunch to the residents of Rutland and surrounding areas. More »

The Home Instead Rutland Friendship Lunch will be held on 4th Monday of each month, commencing on 26th July 2021 from 12- 2.30pm at the Garden Village Café, Rutland Garden Village, Ashwell Road, Langham, Rutland, LE15 7QN. The venue is fully accessible and has adjacent mobility parking areas.

We will be offering a two-course luncheon from a set menu for only £10 per person. The luncheon will also include a quiz for those who wish to take part and a raffle, with all proceeds going to local charities.

You can come along alone or with friends and can be assured of an excellent wholesome lunch and supported by our award-winning team an interesting afternoon of friendship and fun!

Rutland Garden Village's own Horticultural expert will be on hand following the lunch to give you a tour of the Garden Centre and offer advice and support on seasonal planting and general gardening enquiries.

To find out more call us on 01572 494 623 or email marion.lewis@homeinstead.co.uk » Less

Posted: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 12:29 by Sarah Gresty